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Black History in America

Learn America's Past From The People and Events That Made It

Celebrate and learn from those who fought, risked, and in some cases, gave their lives for equal rights. The month of February is about honoring their legacy and recognizing the struggles they went through. Without their dedication and perseverance our world would look very different. Despite the progress made over the past 200 years, the struggle for equal rights continues today. The Black Lives Matter movement, started in 2013, highlights the need for more progress in this fight. Police violence against people of color continues to be a common problem in the United States. The effort and actions of today's Black leaders are built on the foundation of these inspiring people.

Men and Women Who Stood Up To History

Malcolm X
Harriet Tubman
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
Malcolm X
John Lewis
Malcolm X
Maya Angelou
Malcolm X
Sojourner Truth
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Nelson Mandela

The Places and Events That Shaped History

16th Street Baptist Church
16th Street Baptist Church

Organizational headquarters for the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama.

Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker T. Washington National Monument

Learn about the life and times of this dominant 19th century African-American leader.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad

Explore the life of abolitionist and political activist Harriet Tubman.

African Burial Ground National Monument
African Burial Ground National Monument

The largest colonial-era cemetery for people of African descent.

Boston African American National Heritage Site
Boston African American National Heritage Site

The Beacon Hill African-American community in Boston that led the fight against slavery.

Nicodemus National Historic Site
Nicodemus National Historic Site

Founded in 1877, the historic site preserves the once bustling African American town.

Alabama State Capitol
Alabama State Capitol

The third Selma to Montgomery march ended here with a speech from Martin Luther King Jr.

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Learn about the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that ended racial segregation in public schools.

Photo Attributions: Many of the photos come from these great photographers

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